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Topic: Economics

The Economic Tracker is a novelty in its use of private sector data, according to the Opportunity Insights team.

News, Science & Research

Brown economist co-leads development of real-time COVID-19 Economic Tracker

September 10, 2020 0 comments

Opportunity Insights, a research and policy organization co-directed by University Professor of Economics John Friedman, has led national efforts to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States economy through its Economic Tracker, which launched in May.

Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

Columns, Opinions

Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

April 16, 2020 3 comments

In my last column, shortly before classes were canceled and campus closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I pointed out that the U.S. was setting itself up for a public health disaster because of the nearly absurd inadequacy of its response to the coronavirus.

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 0 comments

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a live virtual conversation Tuesday with Director Edward Steinfeld and Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance Director Mark Blyth on the economic impacts of the virus.

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics Emily Oster increases the accessibility of her data-driven advice on pregnancy and parenting through personal experiences.

News, Science & Research

Professor beloved for parenting advice reflects on career

November 8, 2019 0 comments

During the uniquely anxious months of pregnancy and early years of parenthood, many turn to Professor of Economics Emily Oster’s data-based books.

The department aims to add eight to 10 new faculty members, including two endowed chairs, which should help to increase faculty interaction with undergraduates.

News, University News

Economics Department receives $25 million donation

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Economics is receiving a $25 million donation from Orlando Bravo ’92, according to a University press release.

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

Columns, Opinions

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

April 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Imagine a speaker at a college campus stepping out on stage, grasping the mic, and saying “Preferential treatment, real or suspected, for students based on wealth or privilege is corrosive to our community.” Everyone applauds. Then they add, “Did I say corrosive? Sorry, I meant ‘the core of.’”

Jacobs ‘19: Philosophy, Politics and Economics is not overrated

Op-eds, Opinions

Jacobs ‘19: Philosophy, Politics and Economics is not overrated

February 14, 2019 3 comments

JPPE’s focus on PPE stems, not from admiration of Oxford, but instead from a genuine belief in the ideals of the interdisciplinary approach. The Journal has taken rigorous steps to separate itself from PPE’s history at Oxford and promote inclusion both on campus and off.

Krishnamurthy ’19: ‘Philosophy, politics and economics’ is overrated

Columns, Opinions

Krishnamurthy ’19: ‘Philosophy, politics and economics’ is overrated

February 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In early May, the student-run Journal of Philosophy, Politics & Economics published its inaugural issue. In their foreword to the first volume, the editorial board enthusiastically endorsed “philosophy, politics and economics”…

Econ department ranks eighth in nation

News, University News

Econ department ranks eighth in nation

February 8, 2019 1 comment

The Department of Economics was ranked eighth in the country last month by the Research Papers in Economics , which bases its rankings on the number of times a department’s work is cited in research papers.

Professor W. Brad Wilcox (left), Ethan Shire ’19 (middle) and Professor Glenn Loury (right) discussed the impact of marriage on adults, children and society as a whole through a sociological and economic lens.

News, University News

Watson panel extols virtues of marriage

November 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Economics Glenn Loury and Professor W. Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia, engaged in a discussion titled “Perspectives on Family Structure, Marriage, and Inequality” last night.